LEASHES, TETHERS, CLIPS & FASTENING SYSTEMS
All leashes, tethers and attachment clips are hand made using traditional methods associated to the marine industry and produced from quality materials.

Rod and Paddle Leashes

'Leash it or lose it'. Many anglers who use a kayak for fishing have a story to tell about the rod/reel they watched go over the side and disappear into the depths. It is a heart breaking tale especially if expensive. Paddles are another item that is best attached to the kayak especially if a user does solo missions, where losing it can pose potential risk. Leashes are the best way to keep items attached to a kayak. The Rob Fort Series range offers a variety of leashes that cater to most applications and budgets. They incorporate two designs that use various materials and traditional manufacturing techniques. Choose from snap swivel clip or a multi directional design incorporating brass barrel swivel and snap clip. All leashes include an inline end loop that connects to a rod/paddle with a half hitch that will tighten when under pressure. All leashes feature supple twist free movement with cord that won't create sound when knocking against the kayak, long lifespan
and trouble free use.

Budget kayak fishing rod leash

 

Rod Paddle Leash - Swivel Clip

Code: RPLSC

Quality 316 stainless swivel clip eliminates twisting of leash.

5mm braided polyester cord and 2mm cord loop

Leash length from clip to end of loop 122 centimeters long.

Strong and flexible.

kayak rod and paddle leash


Rod/Paddle Leash Swivel Snap Clip

Code: RPLSSC

Unique multi-directional design using quality brass barrel swivel that eliminates twisting of leash.

5mm braided polyester cord and 2mm cord loop

Leash length from clip to end of loop 122 centimeters long.


kayak fishing paddle and rod leash

Rod/Paddle Leash - Plaited Swivel Clip

Code: RPLPSC

Quality 316 stainless swivel clip eliminates twisting of leash.

Hand plaited using 2mm braided polyester cord. 2mm cord loop

Length from clip to tip of loop 115cm long.


kayak fishing rod leash

Rod/Paddle Leash - Plaited Swivel Snap Clip

Code: RPLPSSC

Unique multi-directional design using quality brass barrel swivel that eliminates twisting of leash.

Hand plaited using 2mm braided polyester cord.

Length from clip to tip of loop 115cm long.


kayak rod and paddle leash

Rod/Paddle Leash – bungee/swivel clip

Code: RPLBSC

Stainless swivel clip eliminates twisting of leash

3mm bungee cord stretches over 2.2 meters

Length from clip end to tip of loop: 126cm long


Attachment Clips

Attach leashes, equipment and other accessories to the kayak using any one of the three attachment systems available. 316 grade stainless steel clips are used in two styles to allow for multiple and small size items. Heavy duty braided cord is connected using traditional binding and are extremely strong to ensure they hold items securely. This end loop can be connected to kayak deck fittings using a half hitch that will tighten when under pressure. Attachment clips are available in three different cord loop lengths.

kayak attachment clips

 left to right: long, short & large

Attachment Clip – long

Code: ACL

Total length: 35cm 

2.5mm braided polyester cord.

Loop length 30cm long.

Attachment Clip – short 

Code: ACS

Total length: 25cm

2.5mm braided polyester cord.

Total length 20cm long.

Attachment Clip – large

Code: ACLG

Total length: 33.5cm 

2.5mm braided polyester cord.

Loop length 27.5cm long.

Personal Tether 

Safety message - Kayakers that go out on their own need to consider what could happen if they capsize and become separated from the kayak. There are a number of factors that can cause this including wind that is likely to quickly move a kayak away from them. Even when a kayak is anchored to the sea floor a user can be separated by strong currents or rips. This is easily avoided by using a tether line to stay connected to the kayak. A personal tether line should never be connected to the waist area of the body. It is safer to attach the user at the upper part of the chest area using a belt or harness with quick release device. This is important so the user can
release from the system in emergency. With the belt below the arms, attach the tether so it is positioned at the rear of the body against the back. The Rob Fort Series personal tether is designed for use with sit on-top kayaks offering a bungee system with outer webbing sleeve to absorb movement and provide strong connection. The incorporated carabiner clip attaches to a stainless D-ring that is included with the tether and large enough to fit a 50mm belt or harness. At the opposite end of the tether is a large snap clip with an opening wide enough to fit over various attachment points on the kayak. All materials used are marine grade and 316 stainless steel..

Kayak fishing personal tether line

Code: PT

Compressed length: 140 cm

Stretches to 200cm          

Includes 50mm Stainless D-ring

Heavy duty outer webbing sleeve.

316 grade stainless quick link and snap hook.

Bungee Attachment Hooks

Ideal for attaching small and large equipment items to the kayak. They are perfect for many situations including rod containment during surf entry/exit and with spearfishing gear. Attachment hooks are located at each end of the bungee cord to allow existing deck lines and fittings on the kayak to be utilized. Strong nylon hooks are connected to heavy duty 6mm shock cord
and are available in two lengths.

Kayak fishing bungee attachment hooks

Bungee Attachment Hook - short           

Code: BAHS

Ideal for attaching smaller equipment items

Length: 50cm - Extends up to 1 meter

Bungee Attachment Hook - long

Code: BAHL

Ideal for attaching larger equipment items

Length: 75cm - Extends over 1 meter

Camlock Tie Downs

Securing a kayak, surf board, paddle board correctly to a vehicle using roof racks or trailer is crucial and requires the correct type of fastening system. A Ratchet tie down system can overtighten the vessel and as a result cause distorions/indentation to the design. A camlock system is best method and removes the risk of overtightening because the user physically applies the correct amount of pressure to to secire the equipment. The Rob Fort Series tie down has nickel plated camlocks that are corrosin resistant and include a stainless steel spring. Camlocks are attached to 4 metres of WebPro polyester webbing rated to 1000kg. The webbing is UV stabilized and softer than other conventional straps. This makes then less abrasive and includes a camlock protector under its base to eliminate the potential for surface scratches.



Code: CTDS2

Pack contains 2 x Camlock Tie Downs

Zinc coated aluminum camlock buckle.

Length: 4 metres each

Rubber Well Nut

The rubber well nut offers an option for attachment of accessories when internal access is not possible and a watertight seal is required. This makes them ideal for use with kayaks and other watercraft. The rubber well nut will fasten on wall thicknesses up to 9mm and requires a 9.5mm hole drilled into the substrate. To attach accessories use the correct size M5 bolt. The well nut has a brass insert, and when fully tightened compresses the rubber housing against the internal surface. This offers a solid connection and watertight seal.The rubber well nut comes supplied on its own or with a M5 bolt.

Above: Rubber well nut & bolt

Rubber Well Nut - 10 pack           

Code: RWN

5mm brass thread insert

Does not include bolt

Rubber Well Nut & Stainless Bolt - 10 pack           

Code: RWNB

Includes 30mm M5 bolt